American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Opposing or intended to regulate business monopolies, such as trusts or cartels, especially in the interest of promoting competition: antitrust legislation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposed to the power or development of trusts, or of large combinations of capital.
- adj. law Opposed to or against the establishment or existence of trusts (monopolies), usually referring to legislation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. opposed to trusts, monopolies, or other large combinations of business or capital which threaten fair competition; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices; -- of laws and regulations.
- adj. of laws and regulations; designed to protect trade and commerce from unfair business practices
“Hence this has to be addressed in antitrust law to some extent.”
“These companies would like to pretend that they want to collaborate to reduce costs, but antitrust is the obstacle.”
“The requests, a special kind of subpoena used in antitrust investigations, followed a complaint by [the Computer & Communications Industry Association — a group with many IBM rivals among its members] to the Justice Department accusing IBM of harming businesses by abusing its dominance of the market for mainframes.”
“Institutional point about process: in most jurisdictions, antitrust is predominantly the business of the government.”
“News Corp.'s bid for BSkyB was referred to antitrust regulators, amid a political firestorm over reporting tactics of its News of the World tabloid.”
“Clearwire said the move came "out of an abundance of caution to address questions raised by Clearwire regarding new developments in antitrust law," such as a recent decision involving the National Football League and how it relates to the Clayton Act. That law bars so-called interlocking directorships in order to preserve competition and avoid possible collusion or exchange of sensitive pricing information between rivals.”
“Clearwire said that the resignations relate to addressing recent changes in antitrust laws, but the move could provide Clearwire added flexibility to pursue a deal.”
“Avis, meanwhile, moved forward with its efforts to obtain antitrust approval and reiterated its commitment to sell assets representing $325 million of revenue as part of its Hertz bid.”
“Structural relief is a familiar concept in antitrust law, and was the way that the power of the railroads, Big Steel, Big Aluminum, and the old AT&T were finally brought under control, once it was finally clear that regulations could never control them.”
“He returned after the war to attend law school, clerk on the Supreme Court, and become an expert in antitrust law in private practice, before being appointed a judge.”
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